The Journey from Condé to Sangyé

From the fashion floors of Condé Nast in New York to the wooden floors of Sangyé Yoga School, cat had officially traded in her Manolo Blahniks for a more 'grounded' approach to life
...in bare feet. 

cat is originally from New York City and has been calling London home since spring 2004. She feels very privileged and grateful to have been involved with the previous incarnation of Sangyé Yoga School (Jivamukti Yoga London) since its inception and manifestation in 2005. With sincere love and admiration, she thanks Manizeh and Danny Rimer for always seeing the best in her. After the 2005 teacher training, reluctant to teach, she convinced them to give her a “job” to help run the studio but they kindly encouraged her to serve in a greater capacity. Fast forward to present day...

At the end of the day, an ordinary yoga teacher who happened to pick up some titles along the way: Advanced Certified (Jivamukti), SYT (Senior Yoga Teacher - Yoga Alliance UK) and Co-Director of SYS alongside her husband Phil.  

LOVE & GRATITUDE: all the generous "teachers" from whom i have ever had the privilege to learn by example, the husband/teacher phil, the parents, the ones who walked this path before, the students, sangyé sausages: the notorious biggie smalls and the incomparable oscar wilde…lastly, this precious human existence for the potential it holds.


Schedule

2019 upcoming dates away from london or workshops in london

september:
6&7: yoga con gracia - barcelona, spain (away the 5th)

15: sangyé yoga school - monthly inversions class

20-22: module 5 - sangyé yoga school 2019 tt

28-6oct: (dates away) paro & thimpu, bhutan retreat

october:
11-13: module 6 - sangyé yoga school 2019 tt

23-27: module 7/final - sangyé yoga school 2019 tt

november:
8&9: roots yoga - hamburg, germany

30: one yoga studio - chorlton/manchester, uk

december:
5-8:
marrakech, morroco retreat

Date Location class details

12th – 13th January 2019

london, england

foundations of a vinyasa practice - FULL TO CAPACITY+

very suitable for beginners & students who are open to refining the practice

details/book in

22nd – 28th February 2019

hokkaido, japan

niseko: retreat/workshops & classes

booking form on RETREATS page
retreat participants will be limited!

for more information: [email protected]

17th March 2019

sangyé yoga school - london

sangyé sessions: exploration of fundamental buddhist teachings

this informal talk will aim to introduce some of the fundamental teachings from the tibetan buddhist tradition(s).please note there will be no asana practice - just a talk and maybe some tea.

sunday 17th march
12:45–1:45pm
£5 donation – all proceeds donated to charity
hotdog hill sanctuary: a place for special needs dogs

29th – 31st March 2019

oxon hoath - kent (tonbridge), uk

2nd oxon hoath: welcome spring (& british summer time) weekend retreat

booking form on RETREATS page
early bird 29 NOVEMBER 2018.

12th – 13th April 2019

helsinki, finland

studio yin workshops

friday evening 5:30pm/2.5hrs workshop
saturday morning 11am/2.5hrs workshop + 1:30pm/1.5hrs meditation/lecture

studio yin

19th May 2019

sangyé yoga school - london

sangyé sessions: exploration of fundamental buddhist teachings

this informal talk will aim to introduce some of the fundamental teachings from the tibetan buddhist tradition(s).please note there will be no asana practice - just a talk and maybe some tea.

sunday 19th may
12:45–1:45pm
£5 donation – all proceeds donated to charity

H.A.R.T. Himalayan Animal Rescue Trust

24th – 25th May 2019

frankfurt, germany

workshop + class at private yoga institute

friday - workshop 6:30pm-9pm; saturday - class 10:30am-12pm
private yoga institute

25th – 26th May 2019

stuttgart, germany

workshops at moveorespiro

workshops - saturday 4-6:30pm and sunday 9:30-12pm
moveorespiro


26th May 2019

munich, germany

class & meditation at patrick broome yoga academy

class 4:30pm - 6pm & meditation 6:15-6:45pm
patrick broome yoga academy

1st June 2019

brighton, uk

buddhism is realism - foundations of buddhist teachings and a yoga asana exploration

FULL. contact sam for wait list.

3:30pm-6:30pm
the loft at little dippers
[email protected]

14th – 18th June 2019

moscow & st. petersburg, russia

moscow (nym yoga) workshops + st petersburg


moscow: nym yoga

st. petersburg: bikram yoga st petersburg

6th – 7th July 2019

ormskirk, uk (edge hill university)

sangyé yoga sessions for emily young yoga

3 intensive sangyé yoga workshops
emily young yoga
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8th – 11th August 2019

eskdalemuir, scotland

6th kagyu samye ling: yoga & meditation retreat with cat & phil

FULL TO CAPACITY.

6th – 7th September 2019

barcelona, spain

workshops at yoga con gracia

workshops: 2.5 hrs friday evening & 2.5hrs saturday afternoon
yoga con gracia

30th September 2019 – 5th October 2019

paro and thimpu, bhutan

3rd AUTUMN bhutan retreat with cat & phil


AUTUMN 2019 - 1 SPACE REMAINING!
NOTE: THIS WILL NOT TAKE PLACE AGAIN IN 2020.

interested? drop me an email for the booking form: [email protected]
this retreat was more than full to capacity early on from announcement.
requirements for this "high value, low impact retreat": easy going and plays well with others:)

8th – 9th November 2019

hamburg, germany

sangyé workshops at roots yoga

roots yoga

roots yoga instagram

30th November 2019

one yoga studio - manchester, uk

sangyé yoga workshop + talk

one yoga studio

5th – 8th December 2019

marrakech, morocco

2nd marrakech winter weekend retreat 2019

more information on retreats page and fb events page!

9th – 15th February 2020

hokkaido, japan

6th year in niseko/3rd retreat: workshop style classes (limited spaces open to locals)

booking form on RETREATS page
retreat participants will be limited!

for more information on retreat: [email protected]
for more information on local classes/advanced notice: [email protected]
spaces fill up fast!

8th – 15th March 2020

siem reap, cambodia

10th anniversary: angkor wat karma yoga retreat with yogeswari & cat

...all things being subject to impermanence, this will be my farewell "partner-teach" of this retreat with my beloved yogeswari - 10 year anniversary is the way to say farewell! you should definitely join us for this very special occasion, assisted by AZAHAR's young cambodian teachers who will hopefully fill my shoes (flip flops:)...

booking form NOW available on RETREATS page!

21st – 22nd March 2020

copenhagen, denmark

yoga games

yoga games 2020 copenhagen

18th – 19th April 2020

stuttgart, germany

sangyé workshops at moveorespiro

workshops - saturday 4pm-6:30pm and sunday 9:30am-12pm
moveorespiro


30th April 2020 – 1st May 2020

bologna, italy

sangyé workshop at vinyasa yoga bologna

vinyasa yoga bologna

15th – 17th May 2020

oxon hoath - kent (tonbridge), uk

3rd oxon hoath: spring weekend retreat

booking form on RETREATS page
early bird 15 DECEMBER 2019.

31st May 2020 – 5th June 2020

ibiza, spain

solo gente tranquila retreat

small group capacity - THIS RETREAT IS NOW FULL/wait list available.
email/message if interested to get on waiting list.

24th – 28th June 2020

london, england

sangyé yoga school teacher training 2020: 1st module

9:30am - 6pm

10th – 12th July 2020

moscow, russia

nym yoga & material yoga - class + workshop

nym yoga
material yoga

17th – 19th July 2020

london, england

sangyé yoga school teacher training 2020: 2nd module

9:30am-6pm

24th – 31st August 2020

ladakh, india

ladakh "little tibet" retreat

details on retreats page

4th – 6th September 2020

london, england

sangyé yoga school teacher training 2020: 4th module

9:30am-6pm

17th – 19th September 2020

barcelona, spain

workshops at yoga con gracia + jivamukti yoga barcelona

save the dates
yoga con gracia
jivamukti yoga barcelona

25th – 27th September 2020

london, england

sangyé yoga school teacher training 2020: 5th module

9:30am - 6pm

9th – 11th October 2020

london, england

sangyé yoga school teacher training 2020: 6th module

9:30am-6pm

21st – 25th October 2020

london, england

sangyé yoga school teacher training 2020: 7th and FINAL module

9:30am-6pm

15th – 20th November 2020

morgan's rock - nicaragua

2nd morgan's rock retreat with cat & phil

booking form/information on RETREATS page

11th – 12th December 2020

zurich, switzerland

sangyé workshops - tbc

sangyé yoga school
awakening student teacher training 2019
with cat alip-douglas

THE 2016/2017/2018/2019 TRAININGS - FULL TO CAPACITY.
2020 tentative dates listed here
FOR FIRST NOTICE OF 2020 APPLICATION/REFERENCE FORMS AND TO SCHEDULE A PRACTICE ASSESSMENT/PERSONAL INTERVIEW, REGISTER INTEREST: [email protected]

If you are keen, we strongly advise that applicants avoid waiting until the last minute to enquire about requirements and perhaps even get a head start on reading materials/essay.

2019 TT - FULL TO CAPACITY.
2019 Sangyé Yoga School: Awakening Student Teacher Training
with cat alip-douglas

This training is for students who wish to deepen their understanding of the yoga practice as it relates to life in a closely mentored 5 months program. The training is suitable for those who are looking to transition into the role of a teacher, as well as those who may wish to simply deepen their own practice.

Previous years have attracted students from the UK, Europe, USA and beyond. The training has reached capacity each year, advance application is encouraged.

This 200hr (300+hr with independent study required) course presents a foundation in yoga principals with a strong emphasis on vinyasa. Trainees are expected to maintain a daily meditation and a consistent (5-6 days a week) asana practice during their training. A set sequence will be provided almost 2 months prior to the start of the training and students will be expected to self-practice this sequence approximately 4x per week. Developing a self-practice, identifying and overcoming challenges are an important step in the student’s ability to teach and ultimately communicate with precision.

The course will include the following areas of study:
–   Asana, bandha, drishti
–   Applied anatomy
–   Mechanics of fundamental assists
–   Philosophy
–   Pranayama
–   Meditation
–   Teaching methodology
–   Ethics (yama/niyama) 

COURSE SCHEDULE

The course will run over a period of 5 months, beginning June 26th & ending October 27th Pre-course work will be provided on/around May 1st as preparation and to be completed for modules.

Sangyé Yoga School: Awakening Student Foundation Teacher Training 2019 – Schedule
1st: June 26-30
2nd: July 19-21
3rd: August 8-11 Samye Ling Retreat/Meditation Intensive
4th: August 30-September 1
5th: September 20-22
6th: October 11-13
7th: October 23-27
Finish Date: October 27th

COURSE LOCATION

All dates will be held at Sangyé Yoga School, 300 Kensal Rd, London, W10 5BE – with the exception of the dates August 8th -11th - which will be held at Samye Ling, Eskdalemuir, near Langholm, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.

Fore more information on the programme, Sangyé Yoga School Awakening Student Teacher Training.

Retreats

...inward and outward exploration...

Date Location Retreat details

8th – 11th August 2019

eskdalemuir, scotland

6th kagyu samye ling: yoga & meditation retreat with cat & phil

8-11 august 2019 (4 days/3 nights) - FULL TO RETREAT CAPACITY
6th kagyu samye ling yoga and meditation retreat  
(usually in connection with sangyé yoga school tt module)

kagyu samye ling provides the perfect environment to reconnect with nature, go deeper in your meditation practice and learn about the foundations of tibetan buddhism and the kagyu lineage. it is a simple retreat for students who want to get to the heart of a practice and spend more time than usual in meditation sessions.

booking form
front of flyer
back of flyer

a percentage of the tuition is always donated to the monastery...
it's our way of fundraising on their behalf.

samye ling: http://www.samyeling.org/about/

each participant must book their own accommodations directly with samye ling but also confirm space with cat via booking form/deposit or payment.
http://www.samyeling.org/webbooking

30th September 2019 – 5th October 2019

paro & thimpu, bhutan

year 3: AUTUMN bhutan retreat with cat & phil

AUTUMN bhutan retreat with cat & phil - FULL TO CAPACITY. WAIT LIST AVAILABLE.
THIS WILL NOT TAKE PLACE AGAIN IN 2020! something else in the works:)

interested in being part of the BHU-TAN CLAN 2019? drop me an email to receive the booking form: [email protected]

please note: the booking form for this retreat must be requested and will be sent to each student separately. please do not just share it without notifying me first. this way i can track interest and let appropriate people know when spaces are dwindling or cancellations become opportunities for wait-listers.

THIS RETREAT FILLS TO CAPACITY FAST...LESS SPACE WILL BE AVAILABLE DUE TO ADVANCED RESERVATION/PAYMENT FOR SEATS ON FLIGHTS.
itinerary available one month prior to retreat
example sites: tiger's nest, paro dzong and usually a special excursion that is unique to our group...more to come!

front of flyer here
back of flyer here

5th – 8th December 2019

marrakech, morocco

2nd marrakech winter weekend retreat 2019

"The perfect private countryside mansion to elevate your holidays to the next level. Just 20 minute drive away from the famous Jemaa El-Fna square and its colourful souk, Villa Magtafa is the perfect place for peaceful holidays. We have paid meticulous attention to interior design and finding the perfect furniture to showcase the best of Moroccan handicraft. We have added modern touches while still respecting the original design and architecture by acclaimed architect, Charles Boccara. Every room has been carefully thought through to create harmonious and serene spaces. "

one of the three villas: http://www.villamagtafa.com/
updates and info on fb event
booking form here
flyer

9th – 15th February 2020

hokkaido (niseko), japan

3rd hokkaido, japan: snow and a bit of yoga retreat with cat & phil

This is the 3rd hokkaido retreat but the 6th year we are teaching in niseko and we have so much fun that we thought you'd like to come along!

TWO SPACES REMAINING.
The dates:
Sunday, 9 February – Saturday, 15 February 2020 (7days/6 nights) The cost: £1200 EARLY BIRD – FULL PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED BY 9 AUGUST 2019. £1400 AFTER THAT DATE AND IF SPACE IS STILL AVAILABLE. The price is per person in GBP or current exchange rate equivalent to amount in sterling (based on double occupancy/shared room either twin beds or double bed). LIMITED CAPACITY IN ONLY 1 CHALET.

This retreat will not take place in 2021 even if we're teaching workshops in Niseko.
booking form here
front of flyer here
back of flyer here

8th – 15th March 2020

siem reap/angkor wat, cambodia

10th anniversary: angkor wat karma yoga retreat with yogeswari & cat

10th ANNIVERSARY EDITION

...ALL things being subject to impermanence, this will be my farewell "partner-teach" of this retreat with my beloved yogeswari - 10 year anniversary is the way to say farewell! you should definitely join us for this very special occasion, assisted by AZAHAR's young cambodian teachers who will hopefully fill my shoes (flip flops:)..

booking form here
front of flyer here
back of flyer here

15th – 17th May 2020

oxon hoath - kent (tonbridge), uk

3rd oxon hoath: spring uk weekend retreat

EARLY BIRD: 15 DECEMBER 2019.
get in there...this retreat, based on practice space availability, gets FULL!

booking form here
front of flyer
back of flyer

31st May 2020 – 5th June 2020

ibiza, spain

solo gente tranquila retreat

FULL TO CAPACITY. WAIT LIST AVAILABLE.

6th – 9th August 2020

eskdalemuir, scotland

7th kagyu samye ling: yoga & meditation retreat with cat & phil

6-9 august 2019 (4 days/3 nights)
7th kagyu samye ling yoga and meditation retreat  
(usually in connection with sangyé yoga school tt module)

kagyu samye ling provides the perfect environment to reconnect with nature, go deeper in your meditation practice and learn about the foundations of tibetan buddhism and the kagyu lineage. it is a simple retreat for students who want to get to the heart of a practice and spend more time than usual in meditation sessions.

booking form to follow.
email me for advanced notification. [email protected]

a percentage of the tuition is always donated to the monastery...
it's our way of fundraising on their behalf.

samye ling: http://www.samyeling.org/about/

each participant must book their own accommodations directly with samye ling but also confirm space with cat via booking form/deposit or payment.
http://www.samyeling.org/webbooking

24th – 31st August 2020

ladakh, india

LADAKH "little tibet" retreat 2020

8 days and 7 nights of altitude and awe.
a couple of excursions are planned/included; however, i have been advised to play it by ear depending on how everyone adapts to the altitude change. therefore, i thought it would be best to include a couple of group excursions but let everyone decide for themselves upon arrival any additional ones. the concierge at the hotels we are staying in would be able to assist with that on the spot. this way, everyone can explore accordingly.

itinerary sent one month prior.

PLEASE READ: i've already got some fully paid bookings but i've just decided to only pay deposits to the hotels as i get deposits/bookings from students. this means that when the rooms are gone on their side then i've hit my max capacity. even though one is a larger hotel, i am basing the capacity on the smaller one's availability. they both feel pretty confident that they can fill their rooms during that time because it is high season for them and ask for a ridiculous percentage for a deposit. with their rates, i can't risk blocking and paying deposits for each hotel a year in advance since i never assume i can fill them.

so if you are into it, come...act quick.

booking form here
video here
front of flyer here
back of flyer here
(please note, phil and i do not advocate tourism that employs animals. we kindly ask that students on this retreat also refrain from such offerings.)

15th – 20th November 2020

morgan's rock, nicaragua

2nd morgan's rock retreat with cat & phil

booking form
front of flyer
back of flyer

please note: accommodation set up best suited for 2 good friends or a couple.
otherwise, mid retreat bed swap necessary or new friendship made!

http://www.morgansrock.com/

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